After studying at Caritas University, where he gained a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations and personnel management, Oliver Okolo decided to follow his desire to become an artist. Intrigued by the mysteries of the human figure as a unique work of nature, he uses it to create works that speak to subjects he feels are neglected or not spoken about in Nigeria. With a continued desire and need for artistic growth, in 2016, he studied and worked in the atelier of Clement Nwafor, a master in painting and drawing. Okolo works in many artistic mediums but has a preference for charcoal because of its versatility and texture. He devotes his time in the studio to the study of his artistic technique and the search for continuous improvement of his expressive capabilities.